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How and when did you 'discover' the furry fandom?

Ziggy Schlacht

Hasn't figured out this "straight" business
I first saw fursuiters back in 2015 at Dundee's comic con, I honestly didn't think much of it then. Following that Zootopia was released and it was a steady decline from Zootopia fics to general furry fandom.

Zootopia was a helluva boon to the community. I've seen many people cite it as their motivation to join.


Well-Known Member
I mean, I knew furries were a thing for a while. But as far as getting into it beyond what people on forums and youtube said?

A webcomic called Dan and Mab's Furry Adventures. My memory is a bit hazy, but the artist had a link to FA. I signed up so I could get a look at behind the scenes art and such. Or rather, some of the art was marked higher than general I think, so I wanted to make sure I didn't miss anything because it had a bit of blood or whatever.


A fox named Ridley
I had furry inclinations and an interest in animal transformations since I was a kid, though I had no idea the fandom was a thing.
That changed during high school. In 2008 I binged on a few Sonic TV shows and Tails become my favorite character, and from there I became rather obsessed with foxes. I started reading TF stories, joined Transfur, and started following furry artists on DA somewhere around 2008-2009. Technical issues with DA drove me over to FA late in 2009. So I guess it was around 2009-ish that I found out what furries were and figured out that I was one.


mane diva
My journey started in 2000. I stumbled over an image board called VCL (Velan Central Library) while browsing for dragon pictures. This was the first time I got in contact with furry art. Later on an acquaintance of mine founded a dragon Forum called nexus-draconis. And tho it started out as a meeting place for otherkin, there also were some therians and furrys in the mix which I made friends with. Through them I got intoduced into the colorful world of the fandom. I visited some local cons, and started to draw some art aswell. In 2005 when FA was released I made an acc to submit some of my pictures. From there on I got draged deeper into the fuzzpile, and now I here. But I'm more of a casual fur I guess.


Queen of FaF. Empress of Fløøf, Best Monarch!
Redwall, plus various 80s-90s cartoons led me here. WoW expedited my ascent to furryness when Worgens became a thing and when googling Worgen art. I found E621..


I was on Youtube one day, minding my own, and then I saw it. What is this?!? A man prancing around in a costume of a fox?!? I thought, "He's crazy. I'm not getting into that. Look at the sounds he's making! Who names a fox Majira Strawberry? Why's he acting all funny? I'm not going to be like that when I grow up!"


Couple of years go by...

"Man, I hope my sona Vioko Moonlight the Bloodfox turned out well!"

(Vioko started off small, being a fox head addition on GTA Online, so I have GTA to partly blame for me being a furry. Not blame, but thank!)


The first time I was exposed to anthro characters was in high school, when a friend and I would trade images and comics online (SFW and NSFW). Many of them featured anthro animals, which I really enjoyed! I didn't really engage with it after high school, but fast forward 6 years and I started dating someone. He was a furry / fursuit-maker / artist who tried to drag me into the fandom all the time. I even went as his handler to a pride festival when he went in fursuit. We broke up a few years ago, and since then I've been trying to forge my own relationship with the fandom. It's going swimmingly.


Chocolate horse delicacy
I've always had an interest in anthro characters. As a child, they were my favorite characters in various cartoons or games. I've never really thought of it as anything special, as I think that a lot of children are like that.

What I consider as my "discovery" of the furry fandom, happened many years later, while I was browsing the internet for porn. I was looking for something Fantasy-themed with elves and such. By chance, I found some pictures of anthro characters having sex or just posing naked. The realization that there was quite a lot of such art to find, and that I found it very sexy, is what brought me into the fandom.

Jackpot Raccuki

Vibing Raccuki
Prob 8 years ago roughly, and here is how; I hope you enjoy my recreation of my experience.


♡ Stuffed & Full of Love ♡
I discovered them during the big hype of Five Nights at Freddy's in 2014 or 2015, though I'd have to say I was even one sooner because I was a huge Teenage Mutants Ninja Turtles (2012) fan girl and had my own character by then.


The cutest derg
My story is long, and half of it I can't even remember.

Sometime during middle school, I discovered vore, and I was fascinated by it. And the more I watched the further into the rabbit-hole I found myself. Until, recently when one of my close friends came out as a furry, my brain found myself asking "Wait.. Am I a furry?" And after contemplating, I thought I'd tell my furry friend, and we did some rp's, then my brain one night basically constructed Dergen in vivid detail. Then I found myself on FA and now here I am.

I'm simplifying massively this story in all probably covers 9 or 10 years. Forgive my lack of detail.


Hello, Proto
Gaia Online, probably.
I was always a fan of anthro characters in media but never knew there was like... a big following of them until I started hanging around on there as a young teen.


resident Lab Wolf
I was about 20 when I started looking into it. Though I did have a liking for anthromorphic characters before then like werewolfs and such.